Houston apartment residents frustrated by car burglaries

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by KHOU.com staff

Larry Seward / KHOU 11 News

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 8:20 PM

HOUSTON – Some apartment complex residents are angry after their garage was targeted by thieves. 

Residents at the Canal Place Apartments woke up Wednesday to find windows busted out of their cars and glass everywhere in the private parking garage.  Twenty-four cars were hit on two different floors of the garage, which is located near Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston.

“I don’t feel safe at all, especially after this,” said Barbara Herrera, a resident at the complex.

Cynthia Brooks, another resident, is asking anyone with information to come forward.  

“I’m very upset about it. I mean, it’s ridiculous for them not to see something,” she said. “Someone report it. Something, you know? Give us something.”

The residents received a note from Houston police.  

Overnight someone saw two suspicious people roaming the garage and called the Houston Police Department, but when officers got there they just found windows busted.

Police said it has happened 12 times since last month.

”It’s very frustrating because we’re spending money repetitively on things we shouldn’t have to. I spoke with corporate. She told me the HPD officer that we have that lives on property is here for their assets and not for the residents’ safety,” said Arthenia Billups.

The property manager did not want to speak to KHOU 11 News Reporter Larry Seward and asked him to leave the property.

Off-camera management said it has plans to increase security, but did not provide details.

 

 

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